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Teachers remember retired Georgia teacher killed in London stabbing

Darlene Horton taught special education at MacIntyre Middle School. (Source:CNN) Darlene Horton taught special education at MacIntyre Middle School. (Source:CNN)
That is where she met a lot of coworkers who became her lifelong friends.  (Source:WALB) That is where she met a lot of coworkers who became her lifelong friends. (Source:WALB)
"I couldn't believe it, I kinda Gasp... I did Gasp," said Smith (Source:WALB) "I couldn't believe it, I kinda Gasp... I did Gasp," said Smith (Source:WALB)
Sharon Cernogorsky remembers her walking through the halls of the school. (Source:WALB) Sharon Cernogorsky remembers her walking through the halls of the school. (Source:WALB)
Smith says she shared a classroom with Horton and has memories with her that she will never forget. (Source:WALB) Smith says she shared a classroom with Horton and has memories with her that she will never forget. (Source:WALB)
(WALB) -

Darlene Horton taught special education at MacIntyre Middle School.

That is where she met a lot of coworkers who became her lifelong friends.

They describe her as a lot of fun to be around, very organized, and had a dry sense of humor, one that they miss dearly.

This news of her death came as shock to them.

"I couldn't believe it, I kinda Gasp... I did Gasp," said Smith

Hearing the news of 64 - Year - Old Darlene Horton's Death really hit Deborah Smith of Thomasville pretty hard.

Horton was in London for the summer with her husband Richard Wagner. He was teaching at the FSU London Study Program.

On Wednesday she was stabbed by a man with knife in London's Russell Square.

"I was really surprised, I didn't know who it was at first I thought it was just another death," said Cernogorsky.

Horton taught school in Thomasville for almost 20 years.

Many of her former co-workers say she had a memorable role as a special education teacher.

Sharon Cernogorsky remembers her walking through the halls of the school.

"I just remember her talking about finding a group to play tennis in Tallahassee and she was always happy," said Cernogorsky.

Smith says she shared a classroom with Horton and has memories with her that she will never forget.

"I remember every year she would come back from Martha's Vineyard and kinda wishing I could go with her," said Smith.

Horton was known for teaching her students "touch math".

It was an easy way for special needs children to pick up math and the school system still continues to use this method that she started.

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